Join Us at the AME Institute Bay Area Pop-Up February 23

Published On: February 9, 2024 |

Calling all educators! The AME Institute is coming to San Francisco for a one-day-only pop-up on Friday, February 23 to help you get an inside look at the Bay Area’s creative industries and learn how you can prepare your students for careers in the creative economy.

Our afternoon workshops, in partnership with CAFILM Education, will teach you how to develop and implement a plan for connecting your students’ work to local community access television and film festivals, learn best practices for archiving and preserving your student’s work, and leverage BAVC Media and other community resources to support your student’s success. Learn more about each session below.

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Workshop 1: SF COMMONS and Public Access Television with Javan Jiles and Andy Kawanami

BAVC Media’s SF COMMONS public access television department will guide participants in mastering best practices for packaging and delivering student digital media projects for community access/PEG television. Attendees will explore strategies for optimal content presentation and standards and practices for community airwaves. Local educators will also gain insights into leveraging the BAVC Media SF Commons studio space (or tips for partnering with their equivalent local community access stations) for impactful community-oriented student media initiatives.

Workshop 2: Preservation and DIY Memory Labs with Tim Lake

In this workshop, led by BAVC Media’s Preservation department, participants will learn the whys and hows for creating an affordable do-it-yourself Memory Lab featuring essential components for preserving and digitizing memories. The workshop will include best practices on digitizing tape media, along with ideas for how to incorporate these valuable skills into high school curricula.

Workshop 3: Film Festivals with California Film Institute

CAFILM Education will demystify the world of film festivals and demonstrate the range of opportunities available to your students for participation in the annual Mill Valley Film Festival as filmmakers, curators, volunteers and/or interns. We will also explore how our selection of free year-round in-person and online film exhibition and film production programs can be integrated into your curriculum.

More details of the AME Institute Pop-Up:

The Pop-Up will begin at  Dolby Laboratories and will end with a networking reception at Adobe, both located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco.

  • Kick-Off Event at the Dolby Theatre
  • AME Expo with local and national resources for AME educators
  • AME Institute swag bag
  • Afternoon programming hosted by Adobe, BAVC Media, KQED, Lucasfilm, and more
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception at Adobe!

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